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Remember those innocent victims of violence and Terror of the Tamil Tigers.
By Asian Tribune - Editorial Board Violence and terror were two baseless anti-human acts propagated and tolerated in Sri Lanka for the last 20 years. These ant-human activities were state orchestrated as well as by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Tamil Tigers, the ruthless terrorist orga...
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USD 70 million pledged for rebuilding war-torn areas
Nov. 27:Twenty-two countries and the European Union which met in Oslo on 25 November pledged to provide immediate financial assistance of 70 million US dollars to Sri Lanka. The amount does not include soft loans. This is in addition to the normal aid given to Sri Lanka both bilaterally and multi-...
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Erosion of democracy, President concerned
Colombo, Nov. 27: "The President is concerned about the incidents against democracy happening in the country, specifically with regard to the attacks in the North on the EPDP. There is a degree of erosion of democracy in the recent times. The EPDP have laid down their arms, renounced the call for a...
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Prabhakaran appeals for regional self-rule in his Heroes Day speech.
By K.T.Rajasingham Mullaitivu Nov. 27: Prabhakaran in his Maveerer Day speech (Heroes day) speech today declared that Tamils as a distinct people, they are entitled to the right to self-determination. He clarified that the right to self-determination has two aspects: internal and external. He...
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It is only token presence at Oslo meet
The Hindu: Chennai, Nov. 25 - The presence of an Indian mission staff member at the Norway-inspired peace process between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan Government in Oslo will only be token and will not be tantamount to ``expressedly or impliedly recognising the LTTE'', t...
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Tamil rebels reject U.S. call to renounce violence
Yahoo News: Oslo (Reuters) Nov. 26 - Tamil rebels rejected a face-to-face U.S. appeal at an Oslo conference on Monday to renounce violence and said it was "totally unacceptable" for Washington to label them terrorists for fighting a 19-year separatist war in Sri Lanka. Tamil Tiger negotiator Anto...
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Sri Lanka seeking associate membership in ASEAN
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's foreign minister said Monday that the island nation wants to become an associate member of the Association of South East Asian Nations to tighten economic links with the 10-member regional body. "The benefits will be enormous, it will open up a lot of tr...
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Canada Pledges Money to Help Sri Lanka Peace
Yahoo News: Ottawa (Reuters), Nov. 26 - Canada, which has a sizable Sri Lankan community, on Monday pledged $1.3 million in immediate financial aid to help the Sri Lankan peace process and said it was ready to consider giving more money next year. David Kilgour, Secretary of State for Asia Pacific,...
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Popular Support for Peace must be sustained – The Declaration in Support of the Peace Process
Oslo, Norway, Nov. 25: The declaration in support of the Peace process in Sri Lanka released after the conclusion of the Donor Conference held in its support urged the Sri lanka Government and the Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam to resolve the hardcore political issues soon in order to achieve...
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Cairo police arrests 166 illegal Lankan emigrants
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island: Cairo police had arrested illegal emigrants from Sri Lanka bound for Italy on Sunday. One hundred and fifty nine illegal Sri Lankan emigrants were arrested in the Suez Canal a few days back and within 48 hours last Monday (25) Egypt police had arres...
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Don’t telecast Prabhakaran’s address –SJS
The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya in a letter to Rupavahini Corporation states: It is reported both in the local and foreign media that Velupillai Prabhakaran’s so-called "Heroes Day" address is to be telecast by your corporation over the Rupavahini channel. It is our considered view that t...
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Discuss at Oslo LTTE’s intolerance of political opposition - President
Colombo, Nov. 26: As the clashes between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Eelam People's Democratic Party(EPDP) in the Delft Island continue, President Chandrika Kumaratunga has urged the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe that the matter be taken up for discussion in Oslo....
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Sri Lankan PM, Rebel Leader Meet
Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway (AP), Nov. 25. _ Sri Lanka's prime minister and a top Tamil Tiger leader met in Norway's capital Sunday, the highest-level meeting yet in a Norwegian-led drive to end one of Asia's longest civil wars. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and rebel negotiator Anton Balasing...
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The history of Tamils has been one of deterioration.
Bangkok, Nov. 25: The history of the Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1948 has been one of deterioration. This was said by V.Ananadasangaree, a veteran Tamil politician in Sri Lanka and the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) a four Tamil Party umbrel...
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Thailand's stance against warning of terrorism wins support
Bangkok, Nov 25 (TNA) – Thailand’s stance against any warning of terrorism without reliable evidence has won full support from participants in the 2nd International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) being held here. Speaking after a meeting on political cooperation, which is part of the...
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SLMM wants Delft issue sorted out at Oslo peace talks
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island: As the EPDP and LTTE continue to battle for administrative control of the Delft Islands the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), said yesterday that the freedom to exercise ones political rights should be sorted out at the next round of peace talks between...
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India should host a Chandrika-Ranil Summit - Rauff Hakeem
S Venkat Narayan - The Island. The Island: New Delhi, November 22: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee should consider hosting a summit between Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunge and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to help reduce the palpable tension between the two leaders. T...
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Iraqi opposition members in an unprecedented to visit to Baghdad.
Baghdada, Nov. 25: Iraqi opposition members who are in an unprecedented visit to Baghdad said yesterday that, Iraq is preparing to adopt a new constitution that permits pluralism in the country and guarantees the freedom of the press. The chairman of the Iraqi national alliance ( an opposition grou...
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This Laptop Too Hot to Handle
Julia Scheeres – Wired News Laptop manufacturers were tight-lipped Friday about a Swiss man who allegedly burned his penis while using his portable computer. The victim, a 50-year-old scientist, was so engrossed in writing a report that he ignored the hot sensation in his crotch until the next day...
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Bangkok Declaration failed to Address the Deprivation of Political Rights of the Ordinary Arab man
By K.T.Rajasingham There was no word about the Arab countries that are part of the Asian continent. Almost all the Arab countries that come within the Asian Continental Geographical borders are under traditional monarchies and in those countries either organizing or running political parties is no...
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